Inomata K1, Watanabe T2, Miyazaki Y2, Tobita H2.
J Am Chem Soc. 2015 Sep 23;137(37):11935-7. doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b08169. Epub 2015 Sep 9.A cationic germylene containing tungsten and N-heterocyclic carbene units reacted with H2 in fluorobenzene at 60 °C, resulting in its insertion into the H-H bond. It also activated the Si-H bond of ethyldimethylsilane and the B-H bond of pinacolborane at ambient temperature to give the insertion products. The latter insertion reactions against hydrosilane and hydroborane were found to be reversible.